June 14, 2015
June 14, 2015
June 17, 2015
Computing & Information Technology
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Abstract: Technology has an important role in determining solutions to STEM problems. Computer and calculatorprograms are often used for engineering calculations. Various technologies can be used for solving different types ofproblems and this can be effective on students’ learning paradigms. The objective of this qualitative paper is toinvestigate undergraduate and graduate STEM majors’ technology preference to solve three different calculusproblems as well as their reasoning for the preferred technology. The findings presented in this paper are particularlyimportant to determine different technology preferences of engineering and math students to solve different calculusquestions as well as the variation in the chosen technology to solve calculus problems when problem changes.Participants of this study are 17 undergraduate and graduate mathematics and engineering majors who were eitherenrolled or had recently (two weeks) completed a Numerical Methods/Analysis course. Written and video recordedresponses of the participants are analyzed for the results presented in this article.
Tokgoz, E. (2015, June), Undergraduate and Graduate STEM Majors’ Technology Preference for Solving Calculus-Related Questions Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.24950
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